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Why is Beyhadh worth a Watch?

Why is Beyhadh worth a Watch?

Sony Television’s new show Beyhadh gets better with each episode. The promos promised a show about a poor little rich girl who is obsessed over a guy. Not a Meera Bai kind of selfless devotion (that I personally love), but apparently a more evil kind of fixation in which a death or two is of no consequence. Turns out I love this latter kind of wild craziness as well. Maya Mehrotra is a nuanced well thought out character that Jennifer Winget manages to…

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Television

Ek Rishta Sajhedari ka

Ek RIshta Sajhedari Ka Review

When I heard there is a show by Sooraj Barjatiya production I had to watch. I used to love his grand big joint family sagas full of weddings, songs and dances.  All the teachings around the perfect home with a Ram like son… I used to think some of that inherent goodness is bound to seep in somewhere in me, even if in all other things am full of reality. In fact, I still tease my best friend, who laughed at me when I…

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Literature

Dark Clouds

dark clouds phil rowan book review

It is fun to pick up a book from an author you haven’t read before, and get amply rewarded with a a good story. Dark Clouds, by author Phil Rowan, was a chance find. If you like a terrorist chase and not too much heroics, then this book might be for you. Dark Clouds follows journalist, Rudi Flynn, as he manages his sagging career and the demands of being an unwilling spy for his government. He is an American on…

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Television

Why Michael Scofield is a Hero?

Why Michael Scofield is a Hero

For starters, he gets the blueprint of a prison tattooed on his body, stages a bank robbery and lands up in that very prison to break out his wrongly accused brother. Meet Michael Scoffield, the hero of Prison Break.  The guy is genius structural engineer, with a knack for creative ideas in dire situations. So, what’s Good about the guy? Silly question, might as well ask what’s great about the guy. Did I mention the genius part? I did. So, I’ll…

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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

J. R. R. Tolkein had named the book There and Back Again. Peter Jackson chose the name Battle of Five Armies because it made more sense in context of the finale of a three part movies series. Though, Hobbit for me won’t reach the hallows of a classic, the last few minutes came pretty close. I recollect enjoying the book The Hobbit more than the small print thick tomes of Lord of the Rings. Nevertheless, I am a diehard fan of the…

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A Song of Ice and Fire

The name of the series sounds poetic, doesn’t it? Do not get fooled by the sweet sounding name. The world of A Song of Ice and Fire, that George R R Martin creates, is far from a perfect fantasy land. It’s thick with political tension, foreshadow of darkness and most of the time outright disturbing. It is also unpredictable, exciting and downright immersive. As HBO’s immensely popular Game Of Thrones series Season 5 premiered yesterday I thought it is perfect time to mull…

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why i enjoyed the second best exotic marigold hotel

second best exotic marigold hotel movie review

i haven’t seen the first one. many tell me that’s much better. just found out that that could be because it was written by someone, deborah moggach, then turned into a film, which is of course the best exotic marigold hotel. however, in the case of the second one, there was no book, director john madden and screenwriter ol parker felt the need to put together a sequel and did so. i have to say, since i was not comparing,…

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Wake up..Sid..

Why Wake Up Sid is My favourite

Nervous about starting something new? Feeling lonely, uninspired or just bored? Our recommendation for the weekend watch is a charming movie that I find never fails to make my heart go warm and fuzzy. Even better, it also makes my mind feel abuzz with inspiration and conviction. Dare to dream. Find out time from your hectic life to love freely, deeply and completely. There is no harm in doing what you enjoy, but whatever you do, do not merely drift in…

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Pretty Little Liars

pretty little liars review

Its no secret I like young adult stuff.. it's going to take a while, if ever, for me to grow out of that phase. Specially if there are series like this one out there. A group of pretty and stylish looking young girls around a dainty white table hiding a secret. This poster has often caught my attention, but I did not think of watching it till I came to know a friend with similar taste in shows watches it. That was…

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Literature

Jane Eyre

I have just finished the last page of Jane Eyre and am writing this review  while I am still reeling from the impact of the book. It has been a few years since the last time I read Jane Eyre. I choose to believe I have seen more of the world and formed stronger opinions about everything, in these past few years. Does that mean the hold of the book on me has diminished? Far from it. I feel young and naive, and completely enthralled…

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